2021 Results
TEAMS VESSELS HELM
ROY FAMILY TEAM TROPHY RCYC Team Big Mac, Nieulargo, Tux Celine McGrath, Annamarie Fegan, Mary OKeeffe
UNDER 25 WINNING TEAM Jumbalaya - Royal Cork YC Rebecca OShaughnessy
OVER 60s HELM Tux - Royal Cork YC Mary OKeeffe
ALL WOMEN CREW Jumbalaya - Royal Cork YC Rebecca OShaughnessy
WHITE SAIL  1st Magnet - Royal Cork YC Fiorentina Carroll
WHITE SAIL 2nd Big Mac - Royal Cork YC Celine McGrath
WHITE SAIL 3rd Plumbat - Royal Cork YC Caroline Young
SPINNAKER 1st North Star - Royal Cork YC Fiona Young
SPINNAKER 2nd Ya Gotta Wanna - Kinsale YC Clionna ni Shuilleabhain
SPINNAKER 3rd Tux - Royal Cork YC Mary OKeeffe
SPORTS BOAT 1st Royal Cork 1720 - Royal Cork YC Jennifer Toettcher
SPORTS BOAT 2nd Sovereign Sailing 1 - National YC Ann Kirwan
SPORTS BOAT 3rd Sovereign Sailing 2 - Schull Harbour SC Eimear ORegan

 

Irish Sailing Women at the Helm

Saturday 18th September 2021

NOW A 1 DAY EVENT
PLUS BBQ AND GUEST SPEAKER PAMELA LEE

Royal Cork Yacht Club

Take the Helm, Join the Fun

Great Sailing, Teamwork and Craic

Women at the Helm is about stepping up, leading the way and supporting others to take the helm and be the best that they can be ... on and off the water.

This event gives all sailing women an annual sailing goal and to encourage a move from shore to boat, crew to helm or club event to regional event.  The 2021 event is open to Racing from Teens to Seniors and Under 25 teams go FREE. Anyone can enter the event and have some fun, with the only proviso being that a woman needs to helm and 50% of the crew need to be women. 

Female helms currently stand out from the crowd in our sport -
let’s change that and make women helms the norm !

Save the date and look at linking up with 2 other boats from your club and enter as a team of 3 for the Club Team Perpetual Trophy - Ireland's FIRST Club Perpetual.

 

  • ENTRY, NOR AND SAILING INSTRUCTIONS HERE

  • Taking Expressions of Interest from helms, crew and volunteers HERE

  • Amendments to NOR

    • UNDER 25 Keelboat Team FREE Entry (pay crane free only) Subsidised by the Sport Ireland Irish Sailing Take the Helm programme
    • - 15% DISCOUNT NOW ON ALL REGISTRATIONS
    • Now a one day event, Keelboats only
    • Entry €40 for all boats
    • BBQ €20 (€15 for RCYC members) - including a welcome glass of wine and joining Pamela Lee talk on challenges and overcoming them.

 

What is Women at the Helm?

 

Women at the Helm is an event with racing and cruising, combined with plenty of camaraderie and craic  ...

  • Women helms aged 16 + are invited to join.
  • Keelboat racing.
  • Keelboat white sailors welcome.
  • All sizes of keelboats are welcome.
  • Women take the helm and the lads are welcome to crew.
  • Prizes for Under 25 teams, all women teams, over 60s and by class.

The Women at the Helm likes to be as environmentally friendly as possible and in 2019 the event won the prestigious Clean Regattas Platinum Award - Ireland's only event to win this.

Women at the Helm also has the added interest of Ireland's only club team prize - enter 3 boats and bring home the Roy Family Club Perpetual Trophy.

THE ROY FAMILY TROPHY
By CELTIC ROOTS

Ideas to Support More Women to Take the Helm in Your Club or Centre


If you would like to encourage more women to take the helm in your club, class or centre, here are a few ideas you may like to consider ...

  1. Promote to this event to your members
  2. Encourage the move from Crew to Helm with Crew Swaps
  3. Give Your Club Team Support
  4. Support with Boat Charter
  5. Organise Club Training
  6. Boat Share
  7. Contact your Local Sports Partnership for support
  8. Share your stories of Women at the Helm on social media and news
  9. 20x20 Visibility is important, so share images
  10. Invite more women on to committees to inspire the next generation
  11. Develop more female Race Officials
  12. Powerboat Driving Training for Women
  13. Encourage Sailors to move from Club to Local to Regional to National Events
Crews and Helms


If you don't have a boat or don't have a crew reach out and we will try and match you up

CREW looking for a BOAT
BOATS looking for CREW
HELMS looking for a BOAT

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST HERE

or take a look at the boats available to charter

Roy Family Club Team Award

Women at the Helm has the added interest of Ireland's only club team prize - enter ANY 3 boats to represent your club and bring home the Roy Family Club Perpetual Trophy.

THE ROY FAMILY TROPHY
By CELTIC ROOTS

Are You In The Loop?

 

Want to be kept in the loop of event information?

Register for NEWS HERE 

Or email Gail MacAllister on gail.macallister@sailing.ie

#SupportHerSport #20x20

Sustainability

 

This event will be ECO friendly with reusable signs, no unnecessary printing, no single use plastic and easily accessible hydration.

We invite you to car pool, take the train or dig our your bike (we have secure bike racks ready for you). Two free electric car spaces are available right outside the club too.

Registered Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta and aiming for PLATINUM.

Full details HERE

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